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EDUCATION

BA, Wheaton College (Massachusetts) 1969

Germain School of Photography, New York 1971

 

PRIZES

One of five winners of US Department of the Interior Photography Prize 1971. I took photographs for the Department of the Interior for nine months, supervised by Tom Orr, then Photo Editor of Newsweek, for a permanent display at the Statue of Liberty. The photos were exhibited until the restoration of the Statue in the 1980s.

 

EXHIBITS

upcoming The Century Association, solo show opening February 17, 2022

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago permanent collection

Church of the Heavenly Rest, Retrospective, 2019

The Century Association, Sculptors and Photographers show 2005 to present

Atlantic Gallery, New York, New York, solo show 2005

United Nations Population Fund’s Family of Woman show, Pacific Design Center, LA 2005

Positive Focus - Body of Work 2004, New York, group show 2004

Portrait Show, The Century Association, New York 2004

Photography 2004, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, New York 2004

Atlantic Gallery, New York, New York, group shows 2004, 2005 and 2006

World Financial Center, Courtyard Gallery Festival of Mongolia, group show 2001

Modernage, solo show 1975

Nikon House, group show 1972

 

INTERNATIONAL WORK

Algeria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, India, Iran, Mongolia, Morocco, Oman, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam

The Girls of Freetown, annual portraits of 4 girls in the village of Freetown, Antigua

Portraits of Authors, England 1997 to present

 

CURRENT PROJECT

Since 2006 I have been photographing and interviewing women of different cultures. Portraits include women from Algeria, Britain, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Myanmar, the Caribbean Islands and the USA. Each portrait is accompanied by a description, in the subject’s own voice, of her life journey and what “the second half” has meant/will hopefully mean for her. The book will be published by Brandeis University Press in March 2022. It will be distributed by The University of Chicago Press in the USA, and will be accompanied by photographic exhibits. It will be published as a trade book, but will also be used in classrooms for Gender and Women’s Studies. Erica Jong has written the foreword.

 

While many of the women are well known, perhaps successful in a career, others have never had the luxury or inclination to choose a career. Included in the book are women of different socio-economic backgrounds and different religions. They range from age 55 to 107 and represent cultures from the most sophisticated to indigenous. Each has a story to tell that will be instructive to younger women.